Friday, August 12, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie for In Jennie’s Kitchen

This morning I read the story on the blog, of a fellow blogger, Jennie, the editor of In Jennie’s Kitchen who lost her husband Mikey suddenly.

I lost my father suddenly when I was fourteen, twenty three years ago. When I read Jenni’s heartbreaking post of losing her husband Mikey, I immediately thought of my Mom. Sudden loss of anyone at any age breaks my heart because I know the feeling all too well, and I consistently pray to never have to experience that as a wife & mother.
I couldn’t help but not honor Jenni & her family by making a peanut butter pie today as many of us are as per her request. Also, the area in where I live tragically lost two teenagers last weekend to a horrific car accident, both boys were only 19. The accident was actually right up the street from where we grew up.   I have offered up a lot this past week as a mother, knowing that 2 local Mom’s who are struggling, would do anything for their boys to be here with them. Sometimes it is hard to remember while we live our daily lives to remember that nothing on earth is a guarantee, unfortunately. This movement of making & sharing a peanut butter pie with our loved one's to me, is a kind reminder to never take our loved one’s & family for granted……….

For the Perillo, Coombs & Nadel families, you & your loved one's are all in my family’s prayer today.
God Bless,
Stacy & Family

My peanut butter pie for the one's I love…………..

The pie is a first for me & was short for time so I used this one from the Food Network and modified it a was scrumptious for sure~


• 1/2 cup peanut butter

• 1 cup powdered sugar

• 1/4 cup milk

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

• 1 (8-ounce) tub whipped topping

• Melted Chocolate

• 1 cookie pie crust (recommended: Oreo)


In large bowl combine all the ingredients except the toppings and crust. Blend with a hand mixer. Gently fold in ½ of the whipped topping; pour into prepared crust and freeze for 2 hours. Once frozen, remove from freeze and put the remainder of the whipped cream on top and drizzle with melted chocolate, re-freeze for 20 minutes.

Thaw slightly before serving and cut into thin slices because this is a rich pie.

You can view many more Peanut Butter Pie Recipes that were used to bake a pie for Mikey here on the Food Network

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

S’More Brownie Bites

S’Mores Brownie Bites!

Happy National S’Mores Day! Like many s’mores are my favorite summer treat! Like some don’t have the luxury of an open fire pit to toasts these scrumptious treats up! I am sharing with you "my make in my kitchen" s’more treats!

What you need~
Browne mix
Graham cracker crumbs
Mini cupcake pan
Non stick spray

Pre-heat your oven to 350. Prepare the graham crumbs according to the directions, I used Keebler brand melt the butter and mix in the crumbs. Prepare the brownie mix. Spray your mini pan with non stick spray, fill each one with the graham cracker crumbs to cover each slot. Spoon in your brownie mix like so~

Bake for 14 minutes. While baking cut your marshmallows into four pieces. Remove the brownies after 14 minutes and quickly place the cut marshmallows pieces into the center of the brownie and put back into the over for another 2-3 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool n the pan at least one hour. Carefully remove the treats from the pan you may need to go around each one with a knife. When you are ready to serve turn on your broiler and place the treats on a baking sheet. Now for the brownies in the pictures, I cut regular size marshmallows n ½ and placed on top of the brownie. You can certainly use a whole one on each!

Place under the broiler, I love my s’mores to be extra toasty this took me 1 minute and 30 seconds! Remove and serve these tasty scrumptious s’more brownie treats!

Pop them onto a stick for the full effect of roasting your s’mores outdoors!


Peace, Love & S’more Browne Bites,